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Wine About Winter Event

The Merchants Association of Columbia (MAC) will kick off the 2024 Fourth Friday series with Wine About Winter on Friday, Jan. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. “This is an annual event that hopes to drown out the winter blues,” said Michelle McFarland, Fourth Friday

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Family Activities in Lancaster County

Discover the Charm of Lancaster County, PA If you have ever visited, read about, see photos, or watched videos about Lancaster County, PA – you know it is a special place! The region rich in history, culture, and family-friendly activities. Whether you’re a first-time visitor

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Fox43 Highlights National Watch and Clock Museum

Thought you knew everything about Columbia? Did you know we have the largest collection of watches and clocks… in the entire USA? The National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, Lancaster County, has a little bit of everything, from the large to the small and

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Columbia PA Brewery: 3 to choose from!

If you are looking for a great place to enjoy some exceptional beer in Columbia, PA, you have two amazing options just one block apart, and now a third option just a few blocks from downtown. The interesting part about the two breweries where you

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Around Town: 10 Things to Do in Columbia

• Hidden Treasures Four enormous Antique Centers—all with ample free parking—have made Columbia an epicenter for Lancaster and York County treasure hunters. Professional “pickers” also know to check out the town’s numerous nostalgia, collectibles and second-hand stores, as well as a fantastic Locust Street comic

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Columbia PA Antique Shops

Columbia Antique Destinations – Best Antique Town Columbia is a destination for antique lovers across the country! The area is so rich in history you don’t have to travel far to find beautiful and unique items. Within the walls of the town’s many antique shops,

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Coffee Shops in Columbia PA

Columbia Coffee Wars Our town of Columbia has a number of coffee shops to visit and enjoy. Each spot has their own flavor and flair. So who is victorious in the Columbia Coffee Wars? Visit them all and choose for yourself (or skip to the

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Freedom Home – 12 Months Impact Report

Can one STR (short term rental) make a difference? To a small river town like Columbia, PA – the impact of one business that brings visitors into town can have a ripple effect among the community. Such has proven to the be case for the

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Places To Stay Near Lauxmont Farms 

Just a few miles across the river from historic downtown Columbia, is a wedding venue known for its hilltop views and beautiful horse farm. Locals and out-of-towners alike choose Lauxmont Farms to celebrate their special day.  If you are planning a wedding at Lauxmont Farms,

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Breweries in Columbia, PA – Come Explore!

For those interested in delicious, locally crafted beer, Columbia has some great options! There are 3 breweries in town – two local favorites are Starview Brews and Columbia Kettle Works are just one block apart, and the new-to-town Lancaster Distilleries is right around the corner!

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Places to stay near Sight and Sound Theater

Sight and Sound Theater has two locations – one in Branson, MO and the original location here in Lancaster, PA. Visitors to Sight and Sound are in for a treat as they visit the heart of Amish Country in Strasburg, PA to the incredible performances

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A River Town Like No Other

So You Think You Know Columbia? Think again. Columbia is a thriving, vibrant urban diamond-in-the-rough on the banks of the Susquehanna River—brimming with character and overflowing with history. Located at the western edge of Lancaster County, Columbia was once proposed by Benjamin Franklin as the

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Best Places to Eat Breakfast in Columbia

Columbia is a vibrant place overflowing with captivating and exciting opportunities – from biking along the river trail, to paddling along the Susquehanna, to hiking Chickies Rock, to taking a walk and venturing into the remarkable history of Columbia. All of these things have to

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15 Historic Places to Visit in Columbia, PA

Downtown Columbia From good food and coffee, to architecture and antiques, to its rich and vibrant history, Columbia Pennsylvania offers something for everyone. Grab a cuppa and take a trip back in time to discover the many historic sites that reside in our beautiful river

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2022 Economic Impact of One STR in Columbia

Columbia Borough granted an exemption to open Freedom Home Vacation Home in a historic 1876 mansion in June of 2022. Since that time, over 100+ visitors have chosen to stay in the short term rental through AirBnB reservations and some direct-bookings at their website. Growth

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Come Fall In Love With Columbia

The Freedom Home was featured in a January 4, 2023 article in the Merchandiser – showcasing the historic home that is now available to rent as a destination to explore our amazing river town. Justin and his wife, Whitney, purchased the historic home in July

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Chickies Rock County Park

Chickies Rock County Park in Columbia, Pennsylvania is a beautiful and peaceful park that offers a variety of outdoor activities. Situated on the Susquehanna River, the park offers stunning views of the river and its surrounding area. The park has over 400 acres of land

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Dungeons beneath the Market House

Built to replace the old oak planked lockup that was torn down in 1836 were six cells that were constructed under the original market house of 1814. The market house above had government offices, market house and schoolroom. Each cell contained a cot to sleep

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History of a home

WHERE HISTORY COMES BACK TO LIFE. For the first time ever, the historic rivertown of Columbia located on the Susquehanna River – in Lancaster County PA – now allows people to stay overnight in one of its historic homes, built between 1850-1867, where the echoes

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The 2022 Bridge Burner Run & Paddle Challenge Recap

On Saturday, June 25, the Susquehanna National Heritage Area hosted the 2022 Bridge Burner Run & Paddle Challenge down along the waterfront in Columbia, PA – and it was quite the day! With beautiful weather and the sun up and shining early, participants from all

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Celebrate The Old And New

I have fond memories of family vacations as a child traveling through the beautiful New England Regions. As a kid, I was focused on the sandy beaches and quaint candy shops, while my parents loved the area for its vast array of antique stores and

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